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2005-09-22 03:30:53

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least five people were killed and 26 wounded in two blasts within hours of each other in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Thursday, police said. In the first incident, a street vendor was killed and eight other people standing at a bus stop were wounded when a bomb fitted to a bicycle exploded near the Minar-e-Pakistan (Tower of Pakistan) monument, Senior Superintendant Aamir Zulfiqar said. Hours later, another blast killed at least four people...

2005-09-22 02:52:00

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - One person was killed and at least 10 wounded in two blasts in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Thursday, police said. In the first incident, a bomb was fitted to a bicycle parked near the Minar-e-Pakistan (Tower of Pakistan) monument in the city, SSP Operations Aamir Zulfiqar said. "It is not immediately clear who is responsible or what message the terrorists wanted to give," Zulfiqar said. Hours later, another blast wounded two people in a...

2005-07-20 07:37:26

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani sportswomen have become caught up in a struggle between conservatives and liberals over what kind of Muslim country Pakistan should be. Twice in recent weeks, mixed-sex road running races have been disrupted because conservatives, who say women and men should not play sports together, objected. Television images of women athletes and their supporters, including a prominent human rights lawyer, being roughed up have put the issue of women in sports squarely...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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